Vasefinder International 2014
Exhibitor 60

Dean Smith

Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

Title: White Dune

Year of Creation: 2013

Glaze: Matt crystalline glaze, palladium leaf applied

Clay Body: Fine white porcelain

Dimensions: Height 15.35 inches, Width 9.06 inches

Artist's Statement: I have always looked to the elements of the earth like rocks and crystals, more recently my focus has shifted to the elements of Winter. Since developing a matt micro-crystalline glaze that is translucent and powdery like frost, my attention is now given to the immediate winter elements that surround me - bare jagged trees receiving visitations from lost fledgling eagles, fog, frost, ice-cold slabs of early morning clay.

An important facet in my work is beauty and vulnerability - the contrast between inhospitable cold, its outward glistening beauty and vulnerability of the things in its hold.

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